I have lived in Brooklyn, New York, for nearly 20 years. Besides taking classes and honing my skills in the creative sphere, I have also earned a BA in Psychology from Hunter College. I am available for freelance or full-time assignments in television, creative writing, makeup, and acting. You can contact me via email at email@example.com, via phone at (917) 531-3161 or by filling out the form here.
In the spring of 2012, I became a certified in-studio and field media producer at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, New York.
Since September 2012, I have produced and hosted The Community with G. Anthopny Show which airs monthly on Brooklyn Public Network.
CwGA has been nominated for the Brooklyn Public Network “B Free” Award twice.
Please check out my Sizzle Reel, updated for 2017.
Role: Red Carpet Host & Brand Ambassador
WILLiFEST Opening Night Event – 2016, Iona, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
As Opening Night host, I interviewed all attending participating attendees (actors, directors, producers, composers, and screenwriters) on camera.
Please contact me if you’d like to hire me to host your event.
With many editorial credits in publications like Vogue, GQ, AccessHollywood.com and Black Enterprise Magazine, I would like to pursue more writing opportunities in the future.
Please contact me, if you’d like to hire me for a writing gig or you would like me to contribute content to your publication.
I take the craft of acting seriously. In December 2016, I completed Basic Acting under Anderson Johnson and Intermediate Acting under Arthur French at the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. I also studied Acting Technique at HB Studios in New York, and went on to study Technique I and II under Thurman Scott at The Scott Acting Conservatory. In the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, I took improvisation and acting classes at The Barrow Group Theatre Company & Arts Center in Manhattan.
As a non-union working actor, I have had roles in Starship Dave (Twentienth Century Fox), For One More Day (Harpo Productions), Synecdoche (Mysterious Condition), Law & Order (NBC Universal), Cashmere Mafia (Canterbury Productions), Play or Be Played (NBC Universal).
In December 2016, I played the role of Second Citizen in the Negro Ensemble Company’s “50th” Anniversary Production of Day of Absence written by Douglas Turner Ward and directed by Arthur French.
In August 2016, I was part of the ensemble cast of the theatrical stage show A Sketch of New York written and directed by Joe DiNozzi. A Sketch of New York is a new sketch comedy show based in Manhattan. Deeply rooted in the New York traditions of sketch comedy, it satirizes city life.
Please contact me if you’d like me to audition for your film or stage production.
Panel discussions, what makes them engaging, and what dooms them to dullness? That’s the question that rattles around my brain as I work on media events in various capacities: host, moderator, and panelist; here’s a compilation of advice for moderators and event organizers about how to run a great panel discussion.
One of the things I enjoy is moderating lively, insightful panel discussions. I believe my role as Panel Moderator is to make the speakers look good and make sure that they connect with the audience. I gathered even more advice from a Harvard Business Review piece. I do that by establishing the tone of the discussion, and inviting the audience into a respectful open dialogue that encourages a balanced view of the issues.
I set the tone by understanding the goals of the forum, knowing the issues in sufficient depth, and coordinating the involvement of the expert panelists to keep a response or a discussion on target.
I am a smart listener capable of encouraging others to speak. I have a good working knowledge of arts and culture. I have proven research skills and the ability to write sharp questions and effective scripts to get the best out of a group.
Role: Panel Moderator
Art Seen, The 9 Elements of Creative Artistry – 2016, ArtHelix, Bushwick, Brooklyn
A preliminary exploration and discussion of the nine Elements of Creative and Expressive Artistry featuring artist and author Brian K. Hemphill. Nine workshops, each featuring a single element of creativity are planned
BScene Art & Media – 2016 @ Weeksville Heritage Center, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
A presentation of works that combine art with the mediums of television and film as tools to create, capture, and share the artist’s creativity
BScene Art & Media – 2015 @ The Bishop Gallery, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
A creative conversation about the works presented by artists who have been part of BRIC’s Media Artist Fellowship
The Writers Lounge, Challenges of the Writer/Director Workshop – 2015 @ WILLiFEST, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A panel featuring emerging writers/directors who speak candidly about their experiences in filmmaking
CwGA Panel Discussion, The Culture of Dancehall – 2014 @ Brooklyn College
A discussion on the cultural and social impact of Jamaican Dancehall music
The Writers Lounge, Books & Blogs Workshop – 2015 @ WILLiFEST, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A dynamic workshop designed to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to write that book or start that blog